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Strategy & Transaction Consultant - Financial Services

Location:  Diegem
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  23 Nov 2023

Job description

Requisition ID:  63801

EY is the only major professional services firm with a dedicated financial services practice (EY FSO) integrated in the EMEIA region. An international team of over 16.000 professionals is working across borders for our clients in the financial sector: Banking, Insurance, Payment Institutions and Wealth & Asset Management, in all service lines: Consulting, Tax, Transactions and Assurance. As we consider our people as the heart of EY, we hire and develop the most passionate people in their field to build a better working world. This starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. So that, whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

The Opportunity

Working as part of the Financial Services SAT team, you will lead, and take part in transaction related engagement related to financial institutions, ranging from due diligences (financial, commercial and operational) over M&A and valuation  to strategic engagements such as in- or divest studies and growth assessments.
Key Responsibilities

You will analyze the financial and operational results and financial position of companies targeted for sale with a focus on the appraisal of the business and a risk assessment of the transaction. You will be involved in clients' considerations and discussions of the transaction.
You will work effectively as a team member and demonstrate commitment to quality. You will help to create a positive learning culture and will coach and counsel junior team members  You will also contribute to identifying business development opportunities, in order to better position EY as Transactions advisor in the market.


Skills and Attributes for Success

We are looking for motivated individuals with a track record of achievement as an advisor in a professional services and/or financial industry environment. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in the financial services sector and will combine some of the following attributes:
•    A strong understanding of financial services (insurance, banking, asset management) and relevant accounting issues
•    Experience with audit and/or due diligence (financial, operational or commercial), or alternatively the corporate finance department of a financial institution
•    Fluent in Dutch/French and English
•    Strong academic record, including a degree in a relevant field; CFA certification is a plus
•    Excellent analytical skills and interpersonal abilities
•    Ability to work well within a team, and to lead as needed a group of high performing professionals
•    Resistance to stress and ability to deliver under tight deadlines
•    Effective written and verbal communication and presentation skills
•    Problem solver, able to work autonomously
•    Strong sense of initiative and open to new challenges and ideas.
Most of all, it’s the attitude that matters! Enthusiasm for financial services is a must. We are looking for entrepreneurial people, who thrive in international teams and who have a global mindset!

What working at EY Offers

•    You will be part of a leading global professional services firm.
•    You will be part of the EY family where everyone is willing to offer support and senior management is very accessible. 
•    You will join a dynamic and growing team with a great mix of young and experienced professionals focusing on financial services.
•    You will get extensive trainings  on technical matters, as well as soft skills and project management, and you will have access to new technologies and innovative equipment.
•    We are proud of our flexible working arrangements, and we will support you to build a successful career and deliver excellent client service, without sacrificing your personal priorities. 
•    While our client-facing profession might require part-time working at client site and business traveling at times, we are committed to helping you achieve a lifestyle balance.

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